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Overall rating
83.65/100
votes
19
Category
Blend
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Portuguese Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Label
1920s Art Deco -Paris
Barcode
5010327416038
Added on
29 Jul 2016 4:00 pm by sinclair
Colored

Average value

€ 69.27

4 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for House of Hazelwood 18-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.65 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    There is nothing interesting in terms of taste, of course, it just wants to be "good whiskey", and that's what he gets. Sweet, direct, pleasing, with a certain elegance, not very complex or mysterious.
    For 75 € on the pint a bit much ... but he is delicious. And makes something neat on the shelf, an eye-catcher.
    • Nose
      Vanilla-sweet, cotton candy, with a certain freshness, splashes of lemon, somewhat reminiscent of bourbon, in the background a light, gentle, dry woody note, comes across quite clearly, elegantly over
    • Taste
      pleasantly creamy, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, very, tasty, with time in the mouth comes more and more oak to advantage, you can tell the 18 years, dark chocolate, cocoa, soft pepper
    • Finish
      long, velvety, lots of dark chocolate, a corner of brandy, vanilla, a hint of pepper

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 21, finish 21, balance 21

  3. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    For me, the nose (after time in the glass) and the presentation are the two strongest parts of this offering. I was hoping for cream/vanilla/chocolate in the mouth, but really only found this on the nose.

    Very pretty to look at, and I may try and get a sample of the 25-yo, but for the current price of £60, not for me.
    • Nose
      A little timid to start with, then rum and raisin ice cream, some marshmallow. After 15 minutes in the glass, there's maple syrup, vanilla. A progressively sweet nose, which starts off a little flat.
    • Taste
      Medium-thick, coating the mouth reasonably well. Taste is is initially sweet, moving to pepper and some spices. Finally the oak starts to come through.
    • Finish
      Finish for me was short, with some spice. A little bitterness a minute or so later, finally finishing with cream, but little flavour.

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